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Articles by Adam Perlmutter

Nels Cline and Julian Lage: Gnarly Humanist and the Twenty-Something Terror

October 7, 2014
Despite a 32-year age difference, the master improvisers from vastly different backgrounds have phenomenal chemistry.
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Taylor T5z Review

October 7, 2014
Combining elements of acoustic and electric guitar design, this hybrid will appeal to players seeking sonic versatility.
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Steve Stevens: Vital to Idol

October 2, 2014
Billy Idol’s riff master talks about recording Kings & Queens of the Underground, developing a signature vibrato, and getting spit on at early Idol gigs.
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Joel Harrison: Seeking Commonality in Sound

August 19, 2014
The avant guitarist travels through very different musical worlds on multiple releases this year, including a duet with Indian sarod master Anupam Shobhakar.
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Aaron Freeman: Return to Form

August 7, 2014
After a quarter century with Ween, the guitarist disbanded the group and got sober. He’s back with new music and that same penchant for dark, funny, and weird.
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Maton SRS 70 Review

July 22, 2014
Australian dreadnought delivers top-notch playability—and a sonic alternative.
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Aram Bajakian: Navigating New Territory

June 12, 2014
From Lou Reed’s last band to Diana Krall’s quartet, this NYC guitarist always pushes boundaries—and himself.
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The War on Drugs: Driving Music for the American Dreamscape

June 3, 2014
Gear fiend Adam Granduciel talks about classic song structures and how ethereal sonics guided the creation of Lost in the Dream.
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Córdoba Acero Review

May 27, 2014
Do Spanish-guitar design elements mean a better dreadnought?
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Peavey ValveKing II 20 Review

April 28, 2014
Classic tube tone and studio-friendly features in an affordable combo.
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